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Wednesday
Feb092011

It's all about cupcakes for this Go West Giveaway

Cupcakes might be all the rage now, but did you know they’ve been around for 200 years? They were quicker to bake in hearth ovens – and less likely to get burned -- than large cakes.

A Sutton Gourmet Paper liner in red damask.Let’s pause for a moment and think of all those women in centuries past who cooked over hearths. Makes my complaining about my “hard times” with meal planning seem a bit petty.

Anyway, in honor of Valentine’s Day we have a fun giveaway – and you guessed it, it’s all about cupcakes!

Three lucky readers will win sets of darling cupcake liners from Sutton Gourmet Paper. And yes, these really are cool enough to organize a giveaway around! All you have to do is answer this tasty question: What's your favorite flavor of cupcake? Don't forget to specify your preferred icing!

The cupcake liners were created by a Memphis “mompreneur,” Kellie Sutton, who is the mother of four and also a woman who loves to bake. She found that no matter what type of cupcake liners she tried, grease bled through after baking them and the colors would fade, distorting the designs that had been the draw in the first place.

“As a frugal shoper, I expected more for my money,” says Sutton.

So she went to work, researching different kinds of paper and putting liners to the test. She ended up creating Sutton Gourmet Paper, which currently offers eight designs and promises its cupcake liners remain just as colorful, chic and grease-free after baking as they do in their container.

The cupcake liners from Sutton Gourmet Paper come in four fun designs – zebra print, damask, scroll and harlequin – with each design coming in two different color combos. There are 50 liners to a pack, with a suggested retail price of $3.95.

For our giveaway, three lucky winners will win:

*First Place: Two sets of Sutton Gourmet Paper liners plus the book “100 Best Cupcake Recipes.”

*Second Place: Two sets of Sutton Gourmet Paper liners plus a Sof’ella brand  boxed “Red Velvet Cake and Vanilla Bean Frosting Mix.”

*Third Place:  Two sets of Sutton Gourmet Paper liners plus cupcake gel window stickers.

To enter, all you have to do is answer this fun question in the comments section below: What’s your favorite type of cupcake? 

You MUST leave your email (in the "optional" email field) and at least your first name.

The giveaway will start now and end Friday, Feb. 11, at 11 p.m. Central time. We’ll announce the winner Saturday morning.

We’ll use random.org to pick random numbers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and the comments coinciding with those numbers will be the winner.

In the meantime, make sure to “like” Sutton Gourmet Paper’s Facebook page and follow its Twitter account (@SuttonGourmet) to keep up to date on new products, special promotions and cupcake recipes the company shares with fans.

If you don’t win the giveaway and want to purchase Sutton Gourmet Paper liners for yourself, you can easily do so via its website.  The liners are currently not carried by any stores in our area, but we’ll let you know as soon as that changes.

Good luck! And now I’m going to go hug my oven.

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Reader Comments (40)

Chocolate Mocha cupcake with Mocha buttercream frosting

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. It must have a yummy carrot on top though...otherwise it is just not the same ;)

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie saam

We made some chocolate, mini-chocolate chip, carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Sounds weird but they were great!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting, even better if ther is a bit of frosting right in the middle of the cupcake too! YUM!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGail

Chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

plain jane here... yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting but then again i do love carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting... great! thanks now i think i need to make cupcakes tonight...

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacia

Vanilla coffee frosted chocolate cupcake!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKris

chocolate with mocha frosting...mmm

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramy

Chocolate with peanut butter filling and frosting! MMMMMM

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolly

I haven't met a cupcake that I haven't liked:) But a vanilla cupcake with chocolate ganache frosting would prob make the top of the list.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLani

Dark chocolate cupcake--dark as my soul!--with French vanilla frosting :)

Michelle

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCupcake Forum

Chocolate with cream cheese frosting

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarci

My favorite is double chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate ganache (sp) frosting! Yummy

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzette

chocolate cake with chocolate icing! :O)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I worked at a bakery in New York that make carrot cake cupcakes with raisins and very finely diced walnuts that were slam bang amazing with or without the luscious cream cheese frosting. I liked them with just a dusting of powdered sugar. That job was murder on my waistline!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate Garrett

Red velvet with cream cheese frosting!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTobey

I love chocolate cupcakes. Sutton's products look awesome!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Umm...any cupcake in front of me is my favorite cupcake!!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Pistachio cupcakes with Pistachio pudding icing - my Grandma made these for me on my birthday when I was little. Yummmmmmm.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpinningInBurbs

lemon with cream cheese frosting

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen A.

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